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Table 3 The differences of rumen fermentation between yaks and cattle-yaks

From: Comparative study of growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and ruminal and fecal bacterial community between yaks and cattle-yaks raised by stall-feeding

Items Groups SEM P-value
YAK CAY
pH 6.59 6.61 0.081 0.910
Total VFA, mmol/L 69.92 80.47 2.350 0.013
Acetate, mmol/L 48.60 54.50 1.569 0.016
Propionate, mmol/L 13.20 16.22 0.553 0.062
Butyrate, mmol/L 8.12 9.75 0.351 0.009
Acetate-to-propionate ratio 3.71 3.36 0.016 0.088
Ammonia N, mg/dL 11.07 10.70 0.754 0.824
  1. VFA volatile fatty acid, SEM standard error of mean, YAK yaks (n = 10), CAY cattle-yaks (n = 10)